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6. Thomas Whaley NY Teacher of the Year & NPR Top 50 Teachers

Tom Whaley NPR NY TOY

Thomas Whaley teaches second-grade on Long Island.  Thomas has been named as both a NY Teacher of the Year and one of NPR’s 50 Great Teachers.  In addition, Thomas has also written Leaving Montana, a novel that has won very impressive awards as a first time effort.



Show Notes


AMAZON: Leaving Montana, by Thomas Whaley


NPR AUDIO: NPR broadcast featuring Thomas Whaley


Website: Thomas Whaley




Twitter: Thomas Whaley


Internet Resource Website: Super Teachers Worksheets


Recommended Book:  Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck


Educational Quote:  “The Secret in Education Lies in Respecting the Student.”  Anonymous


Final Period Before the Final Bell:


Morning Person or Night Owl:

• Morning Person


Mac or PC:

• Mac


Favorite Childhood Book:

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats


First Paying Job:

• Dishwasher at Pine Hills Country Club


Favorite TV Show: 

• Ellen


Last Music Download or song playing in your car: 

• Downtown by Macklemore


One Famous Person That You Would Invite for Dinner:

• Marilyn Monroe


What would you do during an unexpected snow day? 

• Work on my second novel or children’s book


Next Item on Bucket List:

• Find literary representation to boost my career